Pleasant River Lumber acquires Ware-Butler Lumber & Building Supplies


The Pleasant River Lumber family of companies has announced the acquisition of Ware-Bulter Lumber & Building Supplies.

Pleasant River Lumber owns and operates five lumber manufacturing facilities, multiple log purchasing yards, two saw filing shops and a trucking company in the state of Maine. Ware-Butler is a locally-owned operation with three retail locations in Waterville, Madison, and Livermore Falls, Maine.

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“We are thrilled to work with the Brochu family to transition into this exciting new phase of Ware Butler Inc. Our management team and I will be working conjointly with the PRL team to continue to increase the value of what we already offer to our loyal customers.” Richard Giguere, President of Ware-Butler Inc.

Ware-Butler will continue to operate as a stand-alone company under Pleasant River. “We are happy to welcome everyone from Ware-Butler into our group. Ware-Butler has a great team and a very solid reputation. Our number one goal is to continue to provide the high level of service and value that Ware-Butler customers are accustomed to while utilizing our resources going forward to increase that value.” Chris Brochu, co-president of Pleasant River Lumber.

“We have been interested in expanding into retail for years and are honored to be able to join forces with such a reputable and well managed company. We believe our culture and the culture of Ware-Butler are a perfect match and that both companies will be stronger, to the benefit of our customers, by coming together. Chris and I are excited to work with Dick and his team to discuss the future and how we can expand our offerings throughout Maine.” Jason Brochu, co-president of Pleasant River Lumber.

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